Busk Cottage, Ambleside
Arrival day: Friday | Sleeps: 4
This wonderfully romantic Lake District cottage nestles in a pretty, elevated row just a 3 minute stroll from the shops and restaurants of Ambleside and the shores of Lake Windermere. Away from the rush, you'll savour your contemporary creature comforts, including a well fitted bathroom. But you'll fall head over heels for the period charm of this lovely little hideaway; picture postcard whitewashed exterior, cosy living room with woodburning stove, furnished sun terrace... all topped off with fabulous Lakeland views from the bedrooms. At the heart of the Lakes, Busk Cottage serves as a romantic Lake District bolt hole for couples, a superb base for walkers or a cosy, convenient family holiday home well-placed to enjoy the delights of Ambleside. (Kids will love the attic twin bedroom!).
Accommodation in detail
Entrance straight into the cosy, pretty lounge with woodburning stove and Lakeland slate floor. A neat little kitchen is well-equipped. First floor: Chic double bedroom with a wonderful window view. Attic floor: A cosy twin bedroom with attic ceiling and star-gazing skylight.
Vibrant Ambleside is a fabulous location for a romantic Lake District holiday cottage. Surrounded by breathtaking lake and fell views and traditionally a starting point for walking in the Lake District, the village is a friendly hub of cafe culture, expert Lakeland outdoor clothing shops and mouthwatering delis for stocking up the kitchen. Stroll to Waterhead Pier, and you can catch a Windermere Lake Cruise to Bowness or Lakeside - a great way to explore without even using a car.
By night, there is plenty of entertainment in Ambleside (especially after a hard day on the fells!). Sample a local ale in one of the traditional Lakeland pubs, catch a film and a pizza at Zeffirellis, or spend a romantic evening at one of the acclaimed restaurants in Ambleside. This is definitely the place for a special occasion or honeymoon in the Lake District.
For exploring the wider Lake District National Park, Ambleside makes a great starting point. The A591 leads easily to Rydal Water, Grasmere and Keswick. Branch off to the blissful seclusion of Langdale and Coniston, or take on the dramatic Kirkstone Pass drive (with a stop off at the Queen's Head for lunch).